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The Islamist - by Ed Husain (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 300

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Islamic Studies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Age Range: Teen

Author: Ed Husain

Language: English

Street Date: April 28, 2009
TCIN: 54272009
UPC: 9780143115984
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-9030

Description

The true story of one man's journey to Islamic fundamentalism and back

Raised in a devout but quiet Muslim community in London, at sixteen Ed Husain was presented with an intriguing political interpretation of Islam known as fundamentalism. Lured by these ideas, he committed his life to them. Five years later, he rejected extremism and tried to return to a normal life. But soon he realized that Islamic fundamentalists pose a threat that most people-Muslim and non- Muslim alike-simply don't understand.

Based on first-hand experiences and written with pervasive clarity, The Islamist delivers a rare inside glimpse of the devious methods used to recruit new members, and offers profound insight into the appeal fundamentalism has for young Muslims in the Western world.

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